ERNEST Hemingway was a world renowned celebrated author who even won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sadly his life came to an abrupt tragic end in 1961.
How did Ernest Hemingway die?
The author was diagnosed with a very painful condition called hemochromatosis in early 1961.
Besides the physical pain, his mental health began to decline and he was plunged into depression.
He was moved to a hospital for psychiatric treatment where he underwent 20 grueling rounds of electroconvulsive therapy.
Two days after returning from his ECT treatment, Hemingway shot himself in the basement of his home in the early hours of July 2, 1961.
How old was Ernest Hemingway when he died?
Hemingway was just 61-years-old when he took his own life.
Tragically his father and two siblings also killed themselves.
Then in 1996, on the anniversary of Hemingway’s death, his granddaughter Margaux ended her life by overdose.
Who was Ernest Hemingway married to when he died?
The novelist’s fourth and final wife was journalist Mary Welsh.
The couple met in 1944 when they were both married to different people but went on to wed in 1946.
The couple settled in Ketchum in his final years as his mental health declined.
Mary passed away in 1968 in New York aged 78.
What was Ernest Hemingway’s net worth?
During his career, Hemingway was considered the best writer of his generation.
He won the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1954) for his novel The Old Man and the Sea.
Hemingway left behind a fortune of $1.4million.
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How many children did he have?
Hemingway had eight children during his life.
His most famous offspring are Jack, Gregory and Patrick – the first two have since passed away.
Like their father, all three were known for their work in the literary world.